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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC now includes EA Play at no extra cost

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What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC will soon include EA Play for no extra cost.
  • EA Play was formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access on consoles and PC respectively.
  • EA Play includes a collection of EA titles, discounts on EA games and more.

If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, your subscription is about to gain a lot of value. Today, Microsoft announced (opens in new tab) that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC will soon include EA Play at no extra cost. There's also a new trailer celebrating the announcement, which you can see below.

EA Play was formerly known as EA Access or Origin Access on Xbox One and PC, respectively. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also include Xbox Project xCloud game streaming starting on September 15. According to Microsoft, some EA titles will be joining the game streaming service in the months to come.

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Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

19 Comments
  • Interesting and good news. So my assumption is MS will cancel my EA Access account automatically for me?
  • I too have an existing EA Play subscription till next year. It most likely will just be absorbed into Gamepass and existing subs ended, maybe with a refund or an extension to gamepass months.
    That said, It's always best to go seek the information from the source.
  • "Users who have both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play purchased through Xbox will have their EA Play membership canceled and any remaining time over 50 days will be rounded up and converted to the nearest month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a ratio of 3:1 based on ERP" https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1303685114497363968
  • This is crazy. I guess this is the games in the vault?
  • On the upside, it'll also give you a discount on their titles. So January 1st FIFA is a bargain.
  • Well, that's a very pleasant surprise! It's amazing to me how consumer-friendly they have made Xbox/Windows gaming.
  • Wow. Just wow.
  • This is huge!!!
  • It'll help, but it's EA. They don't actually have a lot of titles I want to play. FIFA is there, but it takes an age to come to the vault. Unbelievably, it's Peggle I'm happiest with.
  • Same here. but it's EA. A lot of people are crazy about their games and buy them yearly
  • Woo! Finally we can hopefully save money on all these The Sims+expansions reboot for every The Sims version they put out, which my partner is so crazy about 🤔
  • Too many games to play, so little time.
  • I want a Game Pass that gives you extra time in your life.
  • This is a home run by Microsoft on an already unmissable offer.
  • Wow O_O...this is **huge** Like fdruid said, I need a Game Pass with more time in my life...
  • I'm concerned about a price increase later down the road.
  • A discrepancy on your headline as "now includes" and "will soon include" are two different things
  • Is XGP PC price going to increase soon? (not because of this EA thing, but because of "coming out of beta" thing) Is there any way to stock on years of XGP PC while the price is low? (I had already used XGPU for $1 earlier, without knowing about the conversion. So I can't use that again.)
  • Thats funny, it was announced right after you posted that. I forgot it was only $5 because of the beta.